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Live chat: Villanova, Temple, La Salle all make NCAA Tournament

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 12:43 AM
Here's where the local teams are headed: Villanova: No. 9 in the South region, will play No. 8 North Carolina in Kansas City on Friday. Temple: No. 9 in the East region, will play No. 8 N.C. State in Dayton on Friday. La Salle: No. 13b in the West region, will play No. 13a. Boise State in the first... Read more

Live chat: Saint Joseph's vs. Xavier and Villanova vs. Louisville

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 5:41 PM
Atlantic 10 Tournament First Round: No. 10 Saint Joseph's vs. No. 7 Xavier Time: 6:30 p.m. EDT Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. TV/Radio: NBC Sports Network (Mike Corey, Dave Kaplan and Brooke Weisbrod)/WIP 610‐AM (Matt Martucci and Joe Lunardi) Big East Tournament Quarterfinals: No. 7 Villanova... Read more

Video: Bill Raftery weighs in on La Salle's NCAA Tournament chances

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 11:06 AM
Here's something fun from our partners at Cinesport. Noah Coslov recently sat down with famed CBS Sports analyst and La Salle alum Bill Raftery for a NCAA Tournament preview package. With the Explorers on the bubble, of course Coslov had to ask about the Explorers' chances of going dancing. There... Read more

Villanova beats St. John's, 66-53, in Big East tournament

Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 9:10 AM
Mouphtaou Yarou led the way with 18 points on 9-for-10 shooting as Villanova beat St. John's, 66-53, in the second round of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. The win should assure the Wildcats of a return to the NCAA Tournament after missing out last season. JayVaughn Pinkston and... Read more

Video: Villanova on the verge of an NCAA Tournament berth

Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 5:04 PM
Villanova is headed to New York for the Big East Tournament. Ahead of the Wildcats' opening game against St. John's on Wednesday, I sat down with Mike Kern of the Daily News and Joe Juliano of the Inquirer to talk about what 'Nova has to do to ensure its name will be called on Selection Sunday. Read more

The soul of the Big East is still alive

Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 11:22 PM
Just over a year ago, I wrote an essay in which I lamented the loss of the Big East conference that I grew up knowing. It turned out that the conference's soul had not fully disappeared. It was rescued from extinction, and it will get new life when the new Big East arrives next season. The formal... Read more

Live updates: Georgetown-Villanova, Temple-Fordham, George Washington-La Salle, Rhode Island-Saint Joseph's

Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 1:44 PM
Georgetown at Villanova Time: 7:00 p.m. EST Venue: The Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa. TV/Radio: ESPN2 (Mike Patrick and LaPhonso Ellis)/WHAT 1340-AM Temple at Fordham Time: 7:00 p.m. EST Venue: Rose Hill Gym, Bronx, N.Y. Radio: WPHT 1210-AM George Washington at La Salle Time: 7:00 p.m. Venue:... Read more

Video: Crunch time for La Salle, Temple and Villanova

Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 3:06 PM
So here we are in mid-February, and the pressure is really starting to build on local teams hoping to make the NCAA Tournament. Right now, the city has three candidates: La Salle, Temple and Villanova. They've all had roller-coaster seasons, and there are lots of twists and turns yet to come. We... Read more

Phil Jasner, Marvin O'Connor headline 2013 Big 5 Hall of Fame class

Thursday, January 3, 2013, 4:28 PM
Legendary former Daily News basketball writer Phil Jasner and former Saint Joseph's backcourt standout Marvin O'Connor headline the 2013 Big 5 Hall of Fame class. In addition to his many years covering the 76ers, Jasner also covered the local college basketball scene for a long time. He passed away... Read more

The Big East is dead (or at least dying). Long live the Big East.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 9:32 AM
UPDATE: When I originally wrote this post Tuesday morning, I did not mean it to be entirely serious. It was just an idea to kick around. But now's Andy Katz is reporting that the Atlantic 10 is in fact open to welcoming the Big East's Catholic contingent. As such, this idea becomes a lot... Read more
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Soft Pretzel Logic is's college sports blog, with a primary focus on the University of Pennsylvania. You'll also see coverage of the Big 5, other major college sports events in the region, and the annual Penn Relays track and field meet.

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